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The use of online fora in language teaching: The importance of task design
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of English. (Centre for Academic English)
2007 (English)In: IADIS International Conference Proceedings: E-Learning / [ed] Miguel Baptista Nunes and Maggie McPherson, 2007, 305-308 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper analyses various ways in which online fora have been used in language teaching, focusing particularly on task design. Different studies reviewed here suggest that free online discussion cannot be relied on to achieve educational goals such as a collaborative construction of knowledge. When learners write in a foreign language, task design plays a fundamental role in fostering learning and collaboration. Following a review of previous research, this paper singles out the main factors to be considered in task design for online fora in language teaching.

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2007. 305-308 p.
Keyword [en]
English for Specific Purposes, language teaching, online fora, task design
National Category
Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)
Research subject
Education in Languages and Language Development
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38720ISBN: 978-972-8924-38-6OAI: diva2:313626
IADIS International Conference E-learning 2007
Available from: 2010-04-26 Created: 2010-04-26 Last updated: 2011-07-11Bibliographically approved

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